Barcalow's "Moral Philosophy" introduces both the major theories of morality and the application of theory to practical problems. The book aims to allows readers to concentrate on understanding challenging ideas rather than difficult language. In part one, Barcalow explains the central moral theories. In crisp, nontechnical prose he explains such approaches as relativism, subjectivism, egoism, the "Divine Command" theory, utilitarianism, and Kantianism. The comprehensive discussions also cover the good life, virtue and vice, natural law theory, human rights, and feminist moral theory. Additionally, Barcalow integrates analysis of Eastern philosophical perspectives for a complete theoretical presentation. Part two focuses on 11 pressing moral issues. Each issue is presented with pro and con perspectives. Barcalow encourages readers to think for themselves, to give careful consideration to alternative viewpoints, and to rely on the tools of theoretical argument to create well-crafted and well-informed arguments.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 165 x 241 mm